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npq for leading teacher development

NPQ for Leading Teacher Development

The NPQ for Leading Teacher Development is a new programme to support those leading other teachers' development. 

Evidence suggests that the most powerful lever for pupil outcomes can be the focus of leaders on the professional development of their staff (Robinson 2009). 

Those in this role need to have expertise across several specialist areas related to their role (eg designing professional development) and approaches that enable their school to keep improving (eg implementation) through working with their colleagues.

 This programme is a codification of essential knowledge, skills and concepts that underpin successful leadership of teacher development. It sets out what those leading teacher development should know and can do within the specialist areas related to their role and how to put new approaches into practice. 

Who is the NPQ for Leading Teacher Development for?

This NPQ is for school leaders who have or are aspiring to lead other teachers' development in their school.

They may have responsibilities for developing all teachers across a school or specifically trainees or teachers who are early in their career.

What does the programme include?

The key sections of the qualification are as follows:

  • Teaching 
  • Designing Effective Professional Development
  • Delivering Effective Professional Development 
  • Implementation

Download the NPQ for Leading Teacher Development full specification here

This course will be a highly practical blended programme with opportunities to reflect on best practice and hear from excellent leaders who deliver in these areas both locally and nationally.

Register your interest

Further information on delivery and assessment methods will be provided in summer 2021, ready for this programme to start in September 2021. 

Register your interest below to be the first to hear about upcoming dates and to find out more about the programme.